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Wood Street Mission x ChloBo

11 Jan 2022

We believe no child should go without a Christmas present, so we teamed up with Wood Street Mission to support their Christmas Appeal.

Christmas can be a daunting time for many people especially those who are living in poverty. They state there are over 60,000 children and families living in poverty in Manchester and Salford alone, this is where Wood Street Mission strive to help.

Wood Street Mission are a registered children’s charity helping children and their families living on a low income in the Northwest of England. They have several missions throughout the year including family basics, book clubs and SmartStart. One of their projects is the Christmas Appeal where they provide brand new toys, gifts, and books for children between 0-14 years old, ensuring no child goes without a present under the tree.

This year we are thrilled to have supported Wood Street Mission with their Christmas Appeal by volunteering our elves from ChloBo HQ and donating 100 charm bracelets, all beautifully gift wrapped for the parents to pick from the Christmas shop.

 

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Steph Edgar, Fundraiser at Wood Street Mission said, “We are delighted to have received a generous donation of children’s bracelets from ChloBo towards our Christmas Appeal. Christmas is a very tough time of year for families who are struggling but want their children to have the same festive experiences as their peers. This fantastic support from ChloBo will enable Wood Street Mission to help more local children have something special to open on Christmas Day.”

Wood Street Mission HQ is transformed into a Christmas Shop, filled with brand new toys, books, and sweets kindly donated. We interviewed the four elves we sent from ChloBo HQ that volunteered for the day at Wood Street Mission and this is what they had to say about their experiences…

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 “It was so much bigger than I expected! I was overwhelmed by the number of donations and support Wood Street receives from other people and organisations. There were people coming to drop off donations all day which was very heartwarming. The quality and range of presents were amazing, they were overwhelmed with donations. It was also great to see our ChloBo donations in the shop too, hopefully, they will really make someone’s Christmas day!”

– Lauren, Stock Manager.

 

“It was such a nice day, really well organised and inspiring! I really enjoyed working with the team and knowing you were making a difference to a family’s Christmas.”

– Katie, E-commerce Manager.

We asked our volunteers if they would recommend supporting Wood Street Mission and here's what they had to say...

“Definitely! Not only to volunteer again but also set up a donation station at ChloBo next year where our staff would donate toys, as well as gifting ChloBo pieces again. Working at Wood Street for the day was a very humbling experience. It taught me not to take giving/ receiving gifts for granted. It has also made me want to do more to help, whether that be volunteering or making charity donations more frequently.”

– Zoe, Marketing Executive.

 

We are so thrilled to have been able to make a difference to children and families this Christmas with our donations and volunteering. We would like to thank Wood Street Mission especially Steph and Des for allowing us to get involved…We can’t wait to help in 2022!

 

 If you would to make a difference with Wood Street Mission, click here.

 

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